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Vinexpo Paris to debate future of glass bottles

Among the events taking place during next week’s Wine and Vinexpo Paris trade fair will be a debate on the future of glass bottles featuring Jancis Robinson MW.

Robinson will contribute her thoughts on the subject of wine packaging formats virtually from her base in London, adding to a range of views that are due to be expressed at a ‘round table’ debate during the exhibition, which takes place in the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from 14-16 February.

As previously noted by the drinks business, the issue of glass bottles as a solution for packaging wine has come under the spotlight due to the relatively heavy nature of the material compared to plastic of aluminium.

But is the can or bag-in-box a more sustainable form of wine packaging than the glass bottle? And how can glass be made more eco-friendly?

Such questions will be asked at the event, which has been dubbed ‘Is it the end for glass wine bottles?’.

Other events will include masterclasses on a range of topics during the exhibition, which represents the first major international wine and spirits trade fair to take place since early 2020.

These educational sessions will cover French wines from Alsace, Champagne and the Languedoc; grape varieties including Melon de Bourgogne and Chile’s Carménère; regions such as Centre-Loire and Italy’s Friuli and Prosecco; icons like Château d’Yquem; or international wines from Austria and Australia.

Among the ‘market-focused conferences will be one by the IWSR, which will provide the keys to ‘Understanding wine trends and the drivers of future consumption’.

For more information on the programme of conferences and masterclasses click here.

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